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  • 1. CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP, BITS PILANI
  • 2. INNOVATE. INSPIRE. CONQUER
    • About Conquest – The Business Challenge
    • Started in 2004 as an intra-BITS business challenge, it has now grown into an international business challenge drawing entries from Asia, Europe ,USA and Africa
    • Extensive mentoring and networking with BITS Alumni and VCs
    • Impressive track record - 3 out of 4 past winners have started up
    • Occupies a prominent place in the Business Plan Competition directory by www.smallbusinessnotes.com , a comprehensive guide for web users searching for Business Plan Competitions around the world.
    • Conquest 2008 will be a more than just a world-class Business Plan Competition. It will feature a showcase of the latest technological innovation happening at BITS Pilani, as well as a celebration of Rural and Social Entrepreneurs in and around our campus.
  • 3. FROM ALCOVE TO ACME
    • Key Achievements
    • Startups
    • The BITSian team ‘ Mobile Medics ’ which won Conquest 2005, went on to win a series of global B-Plan contests like the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), Asia Moot Challenge, Lorne A Weil Outrageous B-Plan Competition (Columbia B-School). The team is currently incubated at the Technology Business Incubator (TBI) at BITS, and is setting up a pilot service in the villages near Pilani.
    • Runners-up, Conquest 2005 -- ‘ Habits.in ’ started-up immediately and is today a popular ‘edutainment’ web forum ( www.habits.in ). Sasi Kanth, the CEO of the venture was one of the 20 nominees for the ‘Best Asian Entrepreneur under 25’ poll conducted by BusinessWeek .
    • iViz Technologies ( www.ivizindia.com ), a network security solution provider, clinched the winner’s cup at Conquest 2006, and over a year have setup offices in both India and the US. They boast of more than 20 clients including Berger Paints, Career Launcher.
  • 4.
    • Key Achievements (Contd)
    • Track Record
    • Conquest 2007: Received 168 entries from 5 continents, including 72 Indian Universities and 25 Indian companies
    • BITS-Pilani’s first student-led International event
    • India’s ONLY business plan event to offer comprehensive mentoring, including Legal Support
    • Advisors and Mentors
    • Ashmeet Sidana -Venture Capitalist, Foundation Capital, USA
    • Manish Vij – Founder Quasar Media
    • Vikaas Gutgutia – Founder and CEO ‘Ferns n Petals’
    • Amit Ranjan – Founder SlideShare
    • Kunwer Sachdev – Founder and CEO , Su-Kam
    • AlokGupta – Country Head, Life Sciences and Technology, YesBank
    • Anilesh - Executive Director,WadhwaniFoundation
    • Anupendra Sharma - Director, M & A Siemens
    • Prasenjit Chaudhuri - Consulting Partner, ZeroDelta, USA
    • Raju Reddy - CEO, Sierra Atlantic
    • Raman Khanna - Managing Director, DiamondHeadVentures
    • SamirWagle - Associate Director, IL & FS Investment Managers
  • 5. TESTIMONIALS AND MORE
    • Testimonials
    • “ I see plans from all over the world everyday and I must say that the quality of participation was very impressive. The teams were very much stronger and well prepared to plunge into the business world than what we normally expect from teams at early stages… ”
    • -Ashmeet Sidana
    • VC Partner at Foundation Capital, USA
    • “ It was heartening to see that Conquest has grown from an in-house event to an international event in such a short span of time”
    • -L K Maheshwari
    • Vice Chancellor, BITS
  • 6. OUR PARTNERS
    • Organizations Proud to have been Associated with previous editions of Conquest
  • 7. NEXT STEPS
    • Associate with us !
    • You can associate yourself with Conquest as -
    • Conquest Sponsor
    • Conquest Judge
    • Conquest Mentor
    • Contact :
      • Coordinator, Conquest 2008:
      • Arpit Mohan
      • +91 99835 23298 / +91 98299 27071
      • [email_address] / [email_address]
    • For sponsorship-specific enquiries, please contact:
      • Shailesh Jha,
      • +91 93529 78853
      • [email_address]
    • Or, please visit our website, www.celbits.org